JUNIOR (2006-07): Cross Country - Competed in five races during season...finished 69th overall, eighth on team, at Pac-10 Championships (10/28/06, Palo Alto)...Indoor - Ran a career-best time of 4:12.19i in the mile at the MPSF Championships to place 13th...clocked a season-best time of 8:33.60i in the 3,000m at the Husky Classic...Outdoor - PR'd in the 1500m with time of 3:54.18 at Stanford Invite (3/31/07)...ran PR and NCAA RQ time of 9:06.99 in steeplechase at Mt. SAC Relays (4/14/07)...finished 17th in steeplechase at Pac-10 Championships (9:28.89)...finished 31st in steeple at NCAA West Regional (9:54.12).
SOPHOMORE (2005): Cross Country - Best finish was 11th at Idaho Jamboree (9/2/05, Moscow)...27th at Sundodger Invite (9/17/05, Seattle)...17th at Montana Invite (10/1/05, Missoula)...32nd overall, fourth on team at Pac-10 Championships (10/29/05, Tucson)...63rd overall, fourth on team at NCAA West Regionals (11/12/05, Palo Alto)...JUNIOR (2006): Indoor - Redshirt season...Outdoor - Redshirt season.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2004): Had 56th place finish, eighth on team, at Pac-10 Championships (10/30/04, San Francisco)...SOPHOMORE (2005): Indoor - Ran mile PR of 4:14.88i at Husker Invite (2/5/05, Lincoln)...also PRd in 3000m with time of 8:23.90i at Husky Classic (2/12/05, Seattle)...19th in 3k at MPSF Championships...Outdoor - Reached PRs in 800m of 1:57.42 (4/2/05, Pullman) and 3000m steeplechase of 9:19.62 at Mt. SAC Relays (4/16/05, Walnut)...finished 13th in steeplechase (9:36.77) at Pac-10 Championships (5/15/05, Los Angeles).
FRESHMAN (2003-04): Cross Country - Redshirt season...Indoor - ran first leg of distance medley relay that finished fifth (9:56.75i) at Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships (2/28/04, Seattle)...800m (1:58.01i) and mile (4:17.08i) times were third-fastest on team...Outdoor - Top 1500m time of 3:56.75 (3/27/04, Stanford).
HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. Earned eight letters at Reno High, four each in cross country and track for coach Bruce Susong...captain of cross country team as senior, of track team as junior and senior...named 2002 Nevada Male Distance Runner of the Year...member of all-state first team as freshman and again as a senior...finished seventh in state 800m and 1600m as senior...also finished third in state 4x800 relay and fourth in 4x400 relay same year...team finished second in state as senior...state champion in 1600m, second in 800m as junior...third in state in 1600m and 3200m, and member of second place 4x800 relay as sophomore...competed for Silver State Striders Junior Team in 2001-02...placed seventh at Nationals in steeplechase in 2001...qualified for 2002 National Junior Olympics in steeplechase but did not compete.
PERSONAL. Born Christopher Cruz Concha 7/7/84, at Reno, Nev...father Carlos is a general contractor...mother Susan is a teacher...brother Carlos (5/4/79) golfed at University of Nevada-Reno...sister Kara (4/25/82)...majoring in general social sciences.
PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIP PERFORMANCES
2007 3000m Steeplechase 17th 9:28.89
2005 3000m Steeplechase 13th 9:36.77
NCAA WEST REGIONAL PERFORMANCES 2007 3000m Steeplechase 31st 9:54.12
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